U.S. FWS
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Plan Name: Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail
Plan Status: Final Revision 1
Plan Date: 21-Aug-06
Lead Agency: USFWS
Lead Office: New York Ecological Services Field Office (607) 753-9334
Species Action Priority # Action # Action Description Action Comments Implementation Activities
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 1 1.1 Re-evaluate the taxonomic relationship between Novisuccinea chittenangoensis and other snails Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Academic institutions, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Research: Taxonomic Studies Internal Technical Assistance Cost includes development of genetic markers. FY08 USGS QR funding
Activity Number Description Status Est. Initiation Date Est. Completion Date Responsible Parties Work Type Labor Type Comments Species
1.1-1 Develop markers for COAS and sp. B. Investigate whether hybridization is occurring. Assess overall taxonomic relationship of COAS and other Succineids. Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 N/A Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected USGS did not require any funding for initial investigation of potential hybridization. No signs of hybridization were observed. FWS and USGS applied for FY09 Quick Response funding to develop markers for additional taxonmic work.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 1 1.2 Assist with future identification of snails at other sites. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Academic institutions, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Cost estimates for FY 2 and FY 3 could be as high as $2,000. Plus $1-2K for FY4-6. Dependent on number of samples collected under Action 5.1.2.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 1 2.1.1 Establish a monitoring protocol to determine the baseline population at Chittenango Falls. Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2006 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Academic institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Contract Action funded FY02, FY03 and underway; due to be completed FY04.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 1 2.1.2 Establish a long-term monitoring protocol for subsequent surveys at Chittenango Falls. Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Academic institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Graduate Student Information gathered from Action 2.1.1 will assist with this action. SUNY ESF post-doc provided recommendations in 2010.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 1 2.1.3 Conduct surveys based on the monitoring protocols in occupied habitats. Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Management: Population Monitoring Graduate Student, Contract, Internal Field Assistance Plus $3K/yr for FY4-8 Volunteers and Section 6 funds are used for this action. This may change once the survey protocol is finalized, as monitoring needs may vary among years. 2009- SUNY ESF post doc 2010- NYFO led surveys
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 1 2.1.4 Develop a model to help understand how Novisuccinea chittenangoensisı life history characteristics influence the size and status of the population. Partially Complete FY 2008 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Academic institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Graduate Student, Contract 2008-2009 SUNY ESF post-doc is developing pop model 2010- SUNY ESF did MRR survival estimates but was unable to develop pop model while addressing all of the other tasks. Plan to work either with academic institutions or Service modellers in FY2011
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 1 2.2.1 Ensure consideration of habitat protection in any activities of Park personnel. Ongoing Current FY 2006 Other New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Management Labor type not yet selected Standard operating costs.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 2 2.2.2 Inhibit or prevent, when possible, human-induced alterations that may adversely affect the snailıs habitat at Chittenango Falls. Ongoing Current FY 2006 Other New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected OPRHP. Costs contingent on need to offset unpredictable natural hazards, e.g., removing loose boulders above Novisuccinea chittenangoensis habitat.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 1 2.2.3 Continue to restrict access to the population and habitat at Chittenango Falls. Ongoing Current FY 2006 Other New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Management Labor type not yet selected Standard staff costs.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 1 2.2.4 Develop a Novisuccinea chittenangoensis management/protection agreement for Chittenango Falls. Not Started Other New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Standard staff costs.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 1 2.3.1 Provide information to both permanent and seasonal NYSOPRHP staff, on an annual basis, as to the presence and uniqueness of the species, and to the importance of protection of its habitat. Not Started Other New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Standard staff costs.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 2 2.3.2.1 Improve and maintain the permanent display panel erected near the main parking area, keeping it accessible to all patrons and develop any other necessary signage. Not Started Other New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Replacement of the sign, a new smaller sign along the trail. + $500 every three years for sign maintenance.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 3 2.3.2.2 Upon request, provide additional information in the form of brochures or reports on the species. Not Started Other New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Fact sheets available; costs include park brochure that highlights, among other things, Novisuccinea chittenangoensis protection.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 2 2.4.1 Monitor public use and enforce rules to keep visitors off the Falls. Ongoing Current FY 2006 Other New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Management Labor type not yet selected Enforcement part of standard OPRHP operating costs.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 2 2.4.2 Enforce water quality regulations along Chittenango Creek upstream of Chittenango Falls. Not Started Other New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Enforcement part of state/federal standard costs.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 2 2.4.3 Coordinate collecting or other scientific permits that could result in possible take of the species. Ongoing Current FY 2006 Other New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Other: Regulations Labor type not yet selected No chargeable expenses.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 1 3.1 Determine if Succinea sp. B is having a negative impact on Novisuccinea chittenangoensis. Complete FY 2005 FY 2010 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Zoological institutions such as the Wildlife Conservation Park/Bronx Zoo and Burnet Park Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo), Academic institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Graduate Student, Contract Study design in first year +$20K/yr for two-year study. Research initiated in 2005. Research reinitiated for 2008 field season after flooding in 2006. 2009- SUNY post doc. 2010- received report from SUNY post doc.
Activity Number Description Status Est. Initiation Date Est. Completion Date Responsible Parties Work Type Labor Type Comments Species
3.1-1 Study interactions among COAS and sp. B- competition of resources or other negative interactions Ongoing Current FY 2005 N/A Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Study started in 2005 by ESF graduate student and was curtailed in 2006 when a large rockslide occurred at the Falls. Study was reinitiated in spring 2008 by ESF post-doc (Steve Campbell) and is ongoing. FWS is funding the project.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 1 3.2 Further define vegetative composition and structure of habitat used by Novisuccinea chittenangoensis. Complete FY 2005 FY 2010 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Academic institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Graduate Student, Contract 2009 SUNY post-doc. 2010 SUNY post-doc report.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 2 3.3 Determine effects of changes in hydrology on Novisuccinea chittenangoensis and its habitat. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Academic institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Costs associated with joint research project including Actions 3.4, 3.5
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 2 3.4 Determine effects of changes in temperature, humidity, substrate, light, and other factors on Novisuccinea chittenangoensis. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Academic institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Costs associated with joint research project along with Actions 3.3, 3.5
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 2 3.5 Investigate the effects of environmental contaminants, water quality, and pH on Novisuccinea chittenangoensis and its habitat. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Zoological institutions such as the Wildlife Conservation Park/Bronx Zoo and Burnet Park Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo), Academic institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Costs associated with joint research project along with Actions 3.3, 3.4
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 1 4 Research techniques for removal of Succinea sp. B from Novisuccinea chittenangoensisı habitat at the Falls. Complete FY 2005 FY 2010 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Graduate Student, Contract Plus $5K/yr for FY4, 5, and 6; initial costs high because of intensive monitoring needs; tied closely to Actions 2.1.1 and 3.1. 2009 SUNY post doc. 2010- SUNY post-doc report. Does not seem like a feasible management strategy.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 3 5.1.1 Check succineid collections at various institutions to determine whether any additional colonies exist. Not Started Other New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 3 5.1.2 Survey similar appropriate habitats within the eastern U.S. and Canada to locate additional colonies of Novisuccinea chittenangoensis, if any, and to identify suitable habitats for establishing new colonies. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Academic institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5, Natural resource agencies from states or provinces other than New York, The Nature Conservancy and other conservation organizations Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Comprehensive survey. +1K FY 4,5,6.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 1 5.2.1 Develop an initial captive propagation protocol. Ongoing Current FY 2008 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Zoological institutions such as the Wildlife Conservation Park/Bronx Zoo and Burnet Park Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo), Academic institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Internal Technical Assistance FY08 USGS received QR funding to initiate
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 1 5.2.2 Establish and maintain the captive propagation program. Not Started Other New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Zoological institutions such as the Wildlife Conservation Park/Bronx Zoo and Burnet Park Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Plus $15K for FY4-20. These are costs per facility and will be refined when the means for establishing a captive population are determined.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 1 5.2.3 Conduct research experiments to refine rearing protocols Not Started Other New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Zoological institutions such as the Wildlife Conservation Park/Bronx Zoo and Burnet Park Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo), Academic institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Plus $5K for FY 4-5. Costs in addition to those associated with 5.2.2.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 1 5.3 Research the potential for augmenting the extant Chittenango Falls population with captive offspring. Not Started Other Zoological institutions such as the Wildlife Conservation Park/Bronx Zoo and Burnet Park Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo) Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected To begin after Action 2.2 has been initiated. Possible joint research along with Action 5.4.3. ($15K for 2 years)
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 2 5.4.1 Develop a protocol for evaluating potential release sites. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Zoological institutions such as the Wildlife Conservation Park/Bronx Zoo and Burnet Park Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo), Academic institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Standard staff costs.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 2 5.4.2 Survey appropriate habitats to identify potentially suitable sites for establishing new populations. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Academic institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Coordinated with Action 5.4.3; this action will not begin until Action 2.4.1 is completed.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 2 5.4.3 Determine methods for establishing additional populations. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Academic institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected See Action 5.3
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 2 5.4.4 Establish additional Novisuccinea chittenangoensis populations if determined feasible and appropriate. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Standard staff costs. Monitoring costs are included under Action 2.1.3.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 3 6.1 Create a data repository for captive population reports, wild population survey reports, scientific research, etc. Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Standard staff costs. Files maintained at NYFO
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 3 6.2 Conduct recovery team meetings, as needed. Partially Complete FY 2005 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail Recovery Team Management: Planning Labor type not yet selected Standard staff costs. 03/23/05 and 03/06/2008 COAS meetings
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 3 6.3 Revise plan as appropriate. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5, Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail Recovery Team Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Standard staff costs.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 3 6.4.1 Monitor implementation/completion of actions. Ongoing Current FY 2006 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5, Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail Recovery Team Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Standard staff costs.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 3 6.4.2 Monitor the effects of any management actions conducted for Novisuccinea chittenangoensis. Ongoing Current FY 2006 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Zoological institutions such as the Wildlife Conservation Park/Bronx Zoo and Burnet Park Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo), Academic institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Standard staff costs.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 3 6.4.3 Monitor current or potential threats to the species. Ongoing Current FY 2006 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Zoological institutions such as the Wildlife Conservation Park/Bronx Zoo and Burnet Park Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo), Academic institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Standard staff costs.
Chittenango ovate amber snail (Succinea chittenangoensis) 3 6.4.4 Monitor the biological status of Novisuccinea chittenangoensis. Ongoing Current FY 2006 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Zoological institutions such as the Wildlife Conservation Park/Bronx Zoo and Burnet Park Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo) Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Standard staff costs.